PM Al-Abadi welcomes UN Security Council measures to tackle sources of funding for Daesh and describes resolution as a positive step.
Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces, Dr. Haider Abadi meet today under the leadership of joint operations and briefed on developments in the security situation in the country and the war being waged against our heroine Daash terrorist gangs and continue fighting the terrorist organization Daash in Baiji, axes and al-Baghdadi and Anbar.
BAGHDAD – ((eighth day))
Described Head will block Hanan al, vice president and leader of a coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki a traitor for not attending the victims of Spyker conference in Baghdad.
Fatlawi said at a meeting with the bloc, which seen by ((eighth day)) that “the failure to meet the call by al-Maliki to attend the conference with the victims of Spyker is treason to me and the blood that began in the massacre of Spyker.
She said, was better Maliki attendance to the conference hall to already understand what happened to the families of the victims, but he does not possess the courage Facing.
The MP Hanan al has held with victims Spyker conference at the Rashid Hotel, who fled from most politicians, led by House Speaker Salim al. (AA)
BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network – (IMN) the appearance of Mohammed Saleh said adviser to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for Economic Affairs, on Thursday, that there are 1.5 million workers in various areas of the private sector, pointing out that the private sector is still below the level of ambition.
Saleh added for (IMN), “The total number of workers in the private industrial, agricultural and commercial sector up to about 1.5 million workers, mostly ineffective because of the obstacles facing the advancement of the private sector in the country.”
Saleh pointed out that “the agricultural sector now accounts for only 6% of the total GDP, while the labor force in the agricultural sector accounts for about 20% of the work force in the private sector across the country.”
The previous parliament approved the customs tariff and the protection of the national product and consumer protection laws, but did not apply during the last period due to lack of readiness of infrastructure at border crossing points to the application of laws.
And provides new customs tariff law passed by the House of Representatives to repeal the tariff code number (77) for the year 1955, and ordered the Coalition Provisional Authority (dissolved) No. (54) for the year 2004 (trade liberalization policy of 2004), and ordered coalition No. 38 Authority for the year 2003 ( the reconstruction of Iraq and its amendments) tax.
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Iraq must unite to overcome ISIS
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 12:34
When the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) seized control of huge swathes of Iraq last summer, it was hoped that this grave threat to the country’s security might lead to Iraq’s sectarian tensions being put aside, at least temporarily. It was not so. As Iraq’s second city of Mosul fell to militants and Iraqi soldiers fled their posts in the face of the ISIS onslaught, parliament remained in a post-election deadlock, unable to agree a government even during such a pressing crisis. Some commentators spoke of the break-up of Iraq into Kurdish, Shia and Sunni regions as the most likely outcome.
Now, months later, the immediate political deadlock is a thing of the past, but the same problems are rumbling on, and are impacting the fight against ISIS. The latest disagreement is over the make-up of a new Sunni fighting force, the National Guard.
The US has repeatedly advocated the establishment of such a force, which would be an alternative to the regular Shia-dominated military and would be answerable to the provincial governments in the north and west of Iraq, and then to the prime minister. It is hoped that such a force would empower Sunni communities, who distrust the army and national police, accusing them of persecuting their communities with indiscriminate arrests.
After dictator Saddam Hussein was removed from power in 2003 and Shia majority rule was restored, Sunnis have claimed that they have been unfairly victimised with anti-terror laws and by the ban on former members of Saddam’s Baath Party participating in politics.
The need for a force like the National Guard is clearly pressing. Large sections of the Sunni-dominated provinces in the west and north of the country, including Mosul have been seized by ISIS. The deep distrust between local Sunni populations and the Iraqi army means that there is very poor communication and coordination in these areas.
Local Shia militias are supported by the government, as is the Kurdish peshmerga, but the Sunni population is underrepresented on the frontline. These Shia and Kurdish forces view Sunnis with suspicion, as they belong to the same religious sect as ISIS fighters. There are risks of this creating a vicious cycle: a generalised response against all Sunnis by Kurds and Shias will surely lead to more Sunnis being radicalised. The National Guard was planned to emulate the Sahwa troops of Sunni fighters established by the US in 2006 to fight Al-Qaeda.
But, according to Iraqi parliamentarians, disagreements between political factions mean that plans for the National Guard are likely to be delayed or cancelled. Sunni political and tribal leaders have painted the law as a way for their communities to take charge of their own security in battling ISIS. But some Sunni MPs have told the media that other MPs, acting on sectarian motives, are attempting to derail the plans so that they can retain their domination of the security forces.
A second law, which would end the ban on former Baath Party members taking part in public life, has also faltered. Sunni MPs do not believe it would go far enough. According to an Al-Jazeera report, some Kurdish and Shia lawmakers are afraid that the formation of the National Guard could be the beginning of a larger Sunni insurgent force that could threaten Shia provinces and the Kurdish region. There is reportedly some concern that this could lead to the formation of a separate Sunni region after ISIS is driven out.
Clearly, it is a difficult balancing act for the government in Iraq, with meaningful progress hampered by mutual suspicion on all sides. Fears about the break-up of the country are nothing new. The country is riven by sectarian divisions, which were exploited and exacerbated by Saddam as a way to cement his power. The scars of the bitter sectarian civil war that followed the US invasion are still strongly present in the national consciousness.
Any partition of the country would result in fighting over natural resources like oil and the control of mixed areas like Kirkuk. It would likely result in a huge loss of life and influx of refugees. It is not a solution that most people would like to see, but if it is to be avoided, it is clearly of paramount importance that Sunnis are brought into the political process in a more meaningful way, and that communities attempt to work together against the common threat of ISIS – both at the frontline, and in the halls of power. source
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Erbil, February 13 (PNA) – met on Friday, President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, Austrian President Heinz Fischer, in the framework of a diplomatic tour of a number of European capitals.
He said President Barzani: “Most of the leaders who have visited them, they stressed their willingness to support the Peshmerga forces, and expressed their admiration trophies achieved by the Kurds in their battle with al Daash”, past, saying: “for the Kurds now many friends.”
The head of the region in response to a question regarding the possibility of filing Austria Peshmerga military aid, that “the Austrian laws differ from the laws of other countries,” referring to “the Austrian side’s commitment to providing humanitarian aid to the region.”
President Barzani went on the sixth of February will be to Germany, to participate in the Munich Conference on Security and world peace, where he met with German Chancellor Onگala Merkel, and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and US Vice President Joe Biden, in addition to a number of officials and leaders, and visited France in the tenth of February, where he met with French President Francois Olond.
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BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Expect Economic Fahd bin Juma writer Oil falls to $ 35 minimum, and not, as predicted City Bank report that prices come down again to $ 20 a barrel.
Bin Juma said in an interview with Channel “Arab” The demand is weak and stocks confluent and therefore the US crude oil below $ 50, and this is a reflection of several factors, most notably the inventory glut.
He denied that the predictions that supplies fell slightly during the last period, stressing that the slight incline in the last few weeks is purely speculative movement led to this increase, there is no shortage of supplies from OPEC and outside OPEC.
Bin Juma said that all OPEC members are producing at full production capacity while Saudi Arabia it has a spare capacity of more than 3 million barrels per day, which benefit them in the market adjust. He believed that the strategic objectives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia differed because you want to maintain market share, so says Saudi Arabia and other countries outside OPEC If you want to price rises upon you adjust production.
He reiterated the unwillingness of the Kingdom in the loss of market share, then you lose the market and after losing the high-cost prices when a competitor of Saudi oil in a future phase of the oil becomes Vtkon lost twice.
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BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Vice Chairman of the Committee on Economy and Investment Parliament MP Harith Chanchal, said on Thursday that the country’s banking system, “a sophisticated, accurate and works very efficiently.”
The deputy chairman of the Committee on the economy and investment representative, MP Harith Chanchal, “The banking system in the country is a sophisticated and precise, and the significant efficiencies, which is very successful, especially the Iraqi Central Bank and the Rafidain and Rasheed Bank of the economy, which facilitates the sale and domestic procurement and external handle operations, through the oil sinks and global agreements among themselves. “
Chanchal said that “the development of a strategy for the Iraqi economy inevitably benefit and fits the reality of the country.”
Held Thursday in Baghdad, under the patronage of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, ministers and ambassadors, MPs and economists and international organizations Declaration Conference private sector development strategy.
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